Ms. Diliana Hernández, Foreign Affairs Specialist, Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern), Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Arizona, currently serves as the Foreign Liaison Officer Program Manager and Desk Officer for the Central American Region. Ms. Hernández manages the program for the Twelfth Air Force Foreign Liaison Officers from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Peru, who serve as direct liaisons between their respective countries and the Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Commander. She also manages a portfolio of three countries, planning and executing Twelfth Air Force security cooperation events in the Central American Region.
Prior to this position, Ms. Hernández was the Chief of Protocol for the Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern), Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, where she was responsible for managing the protocol office and providing guidance for excellence in protocol, decorum, customs and courtesies for a war fighting headquarters to include main and forward operating locations with senior military visitors from all military branches of the United States and partner nations from the SOUTHCOM AOR in the Caribbean, Central and South America, as well as, four-star level and above officials and foreign military services, senior civilian dignitaries, members of Congress and Congressional staff delegates, distinguished members of state and local governments, business organizations and Civic Leaders.
Ms. Hernández is a 2003 AFROTC distinguished graduate of the University of West Florida. She served as an officer and separated as a Captain from the United States Air Force in 2008. When she was active duty, Ms. Hernández deployed in support of Operations, IRAQI FREEDOM, and ENDURING FREEDOM. Ms. Hernández worked for the System of Cooperation Among the American Air Forces (SICOFAA) as a Protocol Officer and Editor.
2001 Bachelor of Arts in Education, Degree in Chemistry, Physics and Biology, Class Valedictorian, Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, Cupey, Puerto Rico
2008 Master of Education, Degree in Training and Development, Summa Cum Laude, Touro University International, Cypress, California
2018 Protocol Officer Training, The Protocol School of Washington
2019 Protocol Fundamentals Course, Maxwell AFB, AL
2022 Intercultural Etiquette and Protocol Trainer, The Protocol School of Washington
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air Force Exemplary Civilian Service Award Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
National Defense Service Medal Legion of Merit with one oak leaf cluster, System of Cooperation among the American Air Forces (SICOFAA)
(Current as of November 2023)